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Dave Madden

Reuben Kincaid In 'Partridge Family'

Dead At 82

1/16/2014 1:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dave Madden  -- who played "The Partridge Family's" aggravated band manager on the 1970s TV show -- has died after a long illness at age 82 ... TMZ has learned.

Madden played Reuben Kincaid on the show ... who was often bedeviled by the antics of the Partridge kids, particularly Danny, played by Danny Bonaduce.

Dave's former agent tells TMZ ... he died of congestive heart and kidney failure early this morning.

Madden also appeared on another popular 70s TV show, "Laugh-In" and was the author of a couple books, including a book of memoirs published in 2007.

We're told Madden died in Florida ... where he lived with his wife.

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Jay    

Sad day. The last female mushkins dies, Ruben dies and my favorite, The Professor from Gilligans Island died. Grew up on these shows, we were lucky to have them! Shows today are crap, it's wonderful they show the repeats of these now days.

188 days ago
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quilligan    

Another death? I hear my childhood flushing...

188 days ago
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boricuasexygata    

So sad to hear another celebrity death.. R.I.P.. my condolences to all his love's ones...

188 days ago
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Ben    

He is in heaven, with the Professor.

188 days ago
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Ben    

Pleasant passage wishes for Dave!

188 days ago
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toddpugz7111    

First the Professor, now Mr. Kinkaid? WOW ! As I hope they rest in peace and send my condolences to their families, I sit here feeling quite old remembering the stars of my childhood.

188 days ago
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thesby    

back in the day before cable tv and the internet tv shows were so hot to watch!tv shows like the partridge family was one that i watched every friday during my childhood!dave madden was a very funny man that helped make the partridge family a great tv show to watch!he will be deeply missed!R.I.P. Dave!

188 days ago
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toddpugz7111    

"C'mon get happy!"

188 days ago
54.

Scott Levy    

Never saw the show, it was before my time. But rest in peace, whoever you are!

188 days ago
55.

dayzemae    

bless his family & friends..R.I.P.

188 days ago
56.

Franc    

Shoot, I thought it was Paul Reuben. He's about that old and forgotten.

188 days ago
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Mustard or Ketchup    

Great show!!! And memories. RIP~

188 days ago
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Black Dirt Goodness    

I loved the interaction between him and Danny. Great actor.

188 days ago
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Dayna Werland    

Dave Madden continued to work as a voice actor in the Christan Radio Program Adventures in Oddessey put on by Focus on the Family. God rest his soul!

188 days ago
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bree_zee    

RIP Mr. Madden.....you always brought a laugh when we watched the Partridge Family. My condolences to your family and friends.

188 days ago
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